5K Celebration

Confidence through

Each season comes to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember! Everyone in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through

5K Event Details

Spring Season Celebratory 5K
Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Waterfront, Homestead PA


7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Pre-Race Activities
9 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K

Packet Pick-Up Options for Buddy Runners and Community Runners:

Because registration and packet pick up can be very busy on race day morning, we have an option to pick up race packets the Wednesday prior to our celebration. Packet pick up details for our Spring Season are stil being hammered out. 


Details coming soon! 

Event Day packet pick-up:

Girls will receive packets and race bibs from their coaches. Buddy runners and community runners can pick up their packets on race morning at the registration tent or at one of the packet pick up locations in our community before race day. 


Registration Type Price
March 11-March 24: Early Bird (Online) $25
March 25-May12: General (Online) $30
Race Day (May 19) $40

NOTE: Program participants have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register. Coaches please register using your coach code provided.

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Contact us today! 

We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success! 

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Running Buddies
  • Water Stations
  • Cheer Stations
  • Pre-Race activities
  • Kids Ribbon Race

Note: All volunteers appointed through our council will undergo a background check. 


Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city

No. Your girl's 5k entry is already included in her program registration. Her race day packet will be given to her through her coach. Non participants are responsible for registering for 5k entry and responsible for picking up their race day packets individually. 

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

North Park Course maps for fall 2023 can be found here. 

As a reminder, this is a fun, celebratory event for our participants and not a competitive race. While our fastest 5K participants will complete the course in 25 minutes, most cross the finish line in 30-50 minutes. Everyone who participates is encouraged to walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace!

First, we understand that life happens, and circumstance might make it impossible to attend.


We strongly encourage that all participants attend and complete the 5K, as it is the goal that teams are preparing for all season long! It’s the ultimate opportunity to build confidence through accomplishment. Remember, this is the first 5K event for many – including coaches, participants, friends and family members. We are in it together!

For safety reasons, every participant must wear a race bib (provided by the council). This bib contains each girl's parent/guardian contact information on the back.

While running buddies are not required, our council can assign participants a running buddy if requested and needed. This helps ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the girls.

Our council has a safety plan in place, which trains staff and volunteers on how to respond during an emergency or incident. Medical professionals incuding UPMC Sports Medicine on are site for our event. 

Yes. Girls on the Run 5K events are for everyone! All participants can walk, run, push or roll safely and at their own happy pace. Designated parking spots are available.

A Running Buddy is an individual designated by the council or by the parent/guardian to complete the 5K alongside a program participant during the 5K event, for the entire duration of the course.

Yes! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

Absolutely! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal.

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! Our Council is selling merchandise to support our program! Be sure to look for our merchandise booth/tent to commemorate this memorable event.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be pre-race activities and much more! Be sure to check out the merchandise tent too!

For non-program participants, the early bird price is $25, pre-race registration price is $30 and race day price is $40. See above information for price increase dates.

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

Join us for our Spring 5K! Sunday, May 19, 2024!

Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
Register to join our 5K event!